Hillsboro, Oregon PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Hillsboro Police Department of Hillsboro, OR.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually for the past 10 years? If your department logs calls for service in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.

Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).

Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline.

5. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Cindy Bolek

Good afternoon,

We received a public record request via US mail related to 10 years of department and personnel complaint data. The request has been sent to me to review and determination of the approximate time and cost associated with completion either full or in part. The police department handles public record requests in the order in which they are received.

Once I have prepared the estimate, I will forward to you for review and determination.

Sincerely,

Cindy
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Cynthia (Cindy) Young Bolek | Support Services Division Manager
City of Hillsboro, Oregon | City of Hillsboro Police Department
phone 503.681.6184 | email cynthia.bolek@hillsboro-oregon.gov<mailto:cynthia.bolek@hillsboro-oregon.gov>
web www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Police<http://www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Police> | Twitter @cityofhillsboro

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello Cindy,

Thank you for the update. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Cindy Bolek

Good afternoon,

I have further reviewed your request. Please be advised the following in response:

With respect to items #1, #2 & #4:
We have recently went to a system that provides the attached complaint datasheet. I am not able to provide previous years or additional detail without a hand search of department records.

With respect to item #3:
We are pulling call for service (CFS) data for the previous 10 years and I will send this to you next week. This will be provided free of charge.

With respect to item #5:
We do not currently have any publically related to links to specific data requested.

In order to further research and respond to your request for records, I am estimating a minimum of 8-12 hours to produce records either full or in part. If you would like for us to continue your request for records, please remit payment to: City of Hillsboro Police Department, 250 SE 10th Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 in the amount of $450.00 (8 hours @ $50/hour). Once we have completed research to the 8 hour period, we will notify you of our status and if additional time is required. If you wish to revise your request for records or shorten the time period sought, we will amend the estimate.

Sincerely,

Cindy

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Cynthia (Cindy) Young Bolek | Support Services Division Manager
City of Hillsboro, Oregon | City of Hillsboro Police Department
phone 503.681.6184 | email cynthia.bolek@hillsboro-oregon.gov<mailto:cynthia.bolek@hillsboro-oregon.gov>
web www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Police<http://www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Police> | Twitter @cityofhillsboro

From: Cindy Bolek

Good evening,

As committed, attached is the following additional information.

With respect to items #1, #2 & #4:

I noted that only partial a partial data page actually attached to the previous email. Attached is the 2016 Annual Report containing relevant information either full or in part. Again, I am not able to provide previous years or additional detail without a hand search of department records.

With respect to item #3:

Attached is the summary CFS data for the previous 10 years.

Sincerely,
Cindy

____________________________________________ ____
Cynthia (Cindy) Young Bolek | Support Services Division Manager
City of Hillsboro, Oregon | City of Hillsboro Police Department
phone 503.681.6184 | email cynthia.bolek@hillsboro-oregon.gov<mailto:cynthia.bolek@hillsboro-oregon.gov>
web www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Police<http://www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Police> | Twitter @cityofhillsboro

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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